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Heat's Meyers Leonard on why he stands for national anthem

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Michie, Aug 1, 2020.

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    From the article.
    I love and support the military and my brother and the people who have fought to defend our rights in this country"


    Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat chose to stand for the national anthem while the rest his teammates knelt on Saturday, during the team's reopening game against the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World.

    Leonard, whose brother served as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan, reportedly uses a military-themed backpack and has various friends who are Navy SEALs. Despite his public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, he says he couldn't bring himself to kneel in protest.

    “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said, according to the NBA.

    Nevertheless, he stood with his hand over his heart as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played just before tipoff.

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    Heat's Meyers Leonard on why he stands for national anthem
     
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